Atlas of African-American History by James Ciment

By James Ciment

Construction at the authoritative textual content of the 1st version, ''Atlas of African-American heritage, Revised Edition'' chronicles the $64000 cultural, ancient, political, and social stories of African americans over the years. thoroughly up to date and revised, this interesting e-book positive factors a variety of full-color maps - 18 of that are new - that interact readers with easy-to-grasp proof, figures, and pictures of daily life. Ten new black-and-white pictures, 8 new full-color pictures, and 4 line illustrations liven up the textual content. insurance contains: The dramatic 1839 trip of the Amistad, together with its profitable slave uprising; The exertions activism of Albert and Lucy Parsons, an interracial couple who led the eight-hour-day circulation and the nationwide railroad strike; The accomplishments of Matthew Henson, who, with Robert Peary, chanced on the North Pole in 1909; The publish - international battle II impacts that drove the commercial upward push of a brand new black center type; research of ways the cultural contributions of writers, actors, athletes, musicians, and different artists helped outline American tradition throughout the Nineteen Sixties and Seventies; the increase of hip-hop and rap from a neighborhood South Bronx phenomenon right into a robust able to launching different companies. The assurance additionally comprises: Demographic profiles of the health and wellbeing, schooling, employment, source of revenue, spending behavior, homeownership, and different benchmarks of African americans, in addition to how those examine with these of different american citizens; The strong position of theater, comedy, television, and picture in providing and shaping just like African americans from the mid-1970s to the mid-1990s; and The power social, racial, and fiscal matters that also confront the USA, as highlighted via typhoon Katrina in New Orleans.

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Slavery in South America As with the source of slaves, the destinations changed over time, depending on economic and political developments in the Americas. For example, in the early years of the slave trade, fully 75 percent of all enslaved Africans ended up in the Spanish colonies, a figure that declined to 35 percent in the 1600s, and 20 percent in the 1700s, only to climb to 30 percent with the growth of the sugar industry in Cuba and Puerto Rico in the 19th century. Maintaining its slave system well into the late 1800s meant that Brazil’s percentage of slave arrivals reached some 65 percent of the total in that century.

The first Africans in North America, at Jamestown, in 1619 (Library of Congress) 38 ATLAS OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY Changes in labor reflected—and drove—changes in the law. In the 1660s and 1670s, a series of new statutes discriminated on the basis of race and turned informal slavery into an institution. For example, white servants who ran away were punished with added years tacked onto their indentureship, while black runaways received a life sentence. In the wake of Bacon’s Rebellion, whites were placed in jail; blacks received corporal punishment—the thinking being that only physical pain would teach them a lesson.

This was because the slave ships that would take them across the Atlantic often lay at anchor for weeks and months waiting for a full cargo. 30 ATLAS OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY Olaudah Equiano (Library of Congress) Conditions aboard ranged from the awful to the horrendous, depending on the attitude of the captain, the company he worked for, the quality of the ship, and the length of the voyage. Some slavers believed in tight-packing, cramming as many slaves into the hot and unsanitary holds as possible, while others were loose packers.

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